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Irrigation Technician Courses

An Irrigation Technician works on a range of irrigation systems for residential gardens, community parks and landscaped areas. You might install irrigation systems to meet the needs of different projects or provide maintenance on already established systems. Irrigation Technicians might conduct repairs or adjustments to irrigation set ups.

Irrigation Technicians require good technical skills and the ability to use their knowledge in a range of settings. You’ll need to show excellent observational skills and be able to pay attention to detail. Irrigation Technicians may work as part of a larger team so communication skills are important. You’ll need to be willing to work outdoors in a range of weather conditions.

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Popular Irrigation Technician Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become an Irrigation Technician. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does an Irrigation Technician earn?

In Australia, a full time Irrigation Technician generally earns $1,250 per week ($65,000 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Irrigation Technician?

This industry has seen an increase in employment numbers over the last five years. There are currently 29,400 people working in the gardening industry in Australia and many of them specialise as an Irrigation Technician. Irrigation Technicians may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Irrigation Technician?

If you’d like to work as an Irrigation Technician, consider enrolling in a Certificate IV in Horticulture. This course will develop your skills with plant establishment, soil health, costing out projects and working within a budget. You may decide to further your studies with a Diploma of Horticulture.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within irrigation. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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